Connecting: To learn, share, evolve, and strengthen, we must first be connected. The Patterson Foundation provides opportunities to bring people, organizations, and communities together, strategically linking Internal Stakeholders (CEO/ED, board, staff, donors, and volunteers); External Stakeholders (people, businesses, other nonprofits, government, and the media); and Areas (local, regional, statewide, national, and global communities).
Importance of Alignment
While everything collaborators do requires trust, The Patterson Foundation has learned that the alignment of five characteristics — leadership, willingness, readiness, capacity, and culture — is critical to success.
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OPPORTUNITies FOR IMPACT
The Patterson Foundation capitalizes on methods to refocus efforts toward lasting impact.
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Engaging all stakeholders — CEO/ED, board, staff, donors, and volunteers.
When we understand the "Why," we embrace the "How" and the "What."
Working together with people, businesses, nonprofits, government,
and the media to rethink obstacles and explore solutions
MOVING THE NEEDLE
Finding ways for people to engage and create their desired future.
Expanding a narrow scope of thinking to a broad view of the collective resources from multiple sectors
Shifting the focus from problems, challenges, and barriers to a shared vision and new possibilities
Rather than taking actions that perpetuate problems, creating opportunities that change realities
Rather than acting in isolation, exploring, discovering, and working together in a shared ecosystem
Rather than focusing on short-term actions, optimizing efforts toward long-term impact